Mar 30, 2013 6:00pm PDT
unveiling of a vietnam memorial honoring soldiers. john sasaki was there where hundreds paid to pay respects for those who made the ultimate sacrifice. >> reporter: all the way over to xavier, this new memorial holds the nails of the 142 sons of san jose who paid the ultimate price during the vietnam war. hundreds game together near hp pavilion to honor the men from san jose who died in vietnam. a dramatic tribute, a helicopter flew over the new vietnam memorial. one of those who died was 20- year-old kenneth dahl his sister was here and honoring her brother and jason hall. p who was killed on -- hall, who was killed on 911. >> i'm so proud of them. i miss them. so proud of their service to our country. >> happy to see it, as a vietnam veteran myself, it's important to honor those who served during the era. >> there has been a steady stream of people stopping by to pay attention to, to honor and really appreciate the message here at this memorial. live in san jose, i'm john sasaki, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it's a service held for centuries at the vatican but pope francis is making some chang
Mar 6, 2013 12:00pm PST
neighborhood. john sasaki says there are now eight, some of them in people's houses. mayor ed lee is gonna visit the neighborhood in about an hour, find out how the city will respond in the coming days. >>> thank you for joining us. we'll see you the next time news breaks. we're always here for you at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu.com. have a great day.
Mar 8, 2013 5:00pm PST
of police about just how violent some of these gang members are. john sasaki has the story. >> reporter: police officers and state agents dropped the hammer on some of oakland's most violent offenders. all part of an effort to rid the streets of violent offenders. >> probably the most violent group of people i've seen in the last few years. >> reporter: they're violent not for money or turf. >> it was basically they hated the other gang. >> reporter: police released this surveillance video they say was committed by members of that new gang. >> we found out fairly quickly that these groups every day were planning on ways to commit violent acts within the community of oakland. >>> this - - >> reporter: this is all part of operation seize fire. oakland city officials hosted a huge press conference with other local state and federal law enforcement which have been leading related efforts. >> there were 23 arrests and in those arrests we have seized 55 firearms that included four assault weapons. >> reporter: afterward, mayor quan told us that it was meant as a warning to those offenders. >